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Boundaries are Crucial - 12nov21


Contrary to popular belief

boundaries do not separate us from others;

they separate us from that which is unsustainable.


If someone, who we consider a friend,

does something to us that we find harmful,

then it falls on us to tell them plainly

that what they did was unacceptable.


Do NOT give reasons,

do NOT go into story.

Their ONLY acceptable response

is apology, humility, and contrition.


If after setting a boundary

they violate it;

then, quite simply,

they are not your friend.


And for the sake of sustainability,

you must remove yourself from their presence.

Like Anakin Skywalker forsaking sand.

Let us conclude

with a simple

call to action


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